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Proudly Representing Same-Sex Couples

At Greenberg & Greenberg, we understand the challenges that any couple faces during the adoption process. As a same-sex couple, the challenges you face when adopting can be extensive. Although our country has made great strides in acknowledging and expanding the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, the fact remains that the rights of same-sex couples are still a topic of much debate.

The state of New York is one of several states that allow same-sex couples to adopt. In a process known as cross adoption, one partner adopts a child while the second partner applies to become a second parent, or co-parent. Second-parent adoptions have been granted by courts in more than 20 states. As same-sex couple adoptions pose a number of legal difficulties, our New York adoption attorneys are prepared to assist and support you through navigating the legal channels needed to make your adoption dreams a reality. Additionally, we can assist individuals who have adopted internationally as single parents with helping their partners become legal parents and guardians.

LGBT Rights in Adoption

Gay and lesbian couples who wish to begin a family often turn to adoption as a way to bring children into their household. Adoption by both parents is important to ensure that your children and your rights are adequately protected. You can establish a legal parenting relationship with the child or children through cross adoption, and as New York adoption lawyers, we can help! The purpose of this type of adoption is to provide for the rights of LGBT couples and to ensure the security of the children involved. In the case of an unfortunate event, legal adoption can ensure that the children will be taken care of after a parent's death or incapacity.

If you would like to pursue a same-sex couple adoption, or cross adoption, then it is important to speak with our firm at your earliest convenience. Our office is available to you, and we are prepared to help you through the process of adoption. We can help you understand the important steps in adoption and how to begin the process. Our firm can also assist you through the pre-adoption approval process. Contact one of our attorneys today for legal assistance with a cross adoption.

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